Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself;
I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today.
I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet.
I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.
~Groucho Marx

This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


Follow by Email

Monday, October 4, 2010

Rainy and happy

A cool rainy Monday morning for my walk today and another day for me to wear those rain paints of mine and carry the golf umbrella.  After being away from the lake for two days, it was nice to walk around it again.  I try to stay away on the weekends because there are just too many people there.  I only saw three other people around the lake today and it was nice to have the whole place to myself.  I saw a few deer, the white egret, rabbits, and the heron I saw flying low over the stream along the path to the lake.  There was also some kind of hawk sitting up in the tree and it flew off as I walked by.  Another seven mile walk today. 

On Saturday we stopped in at a new store that just opened called Hobby Lobby.  It was fun to walk around and look but it is just another Michaels or JoAnns though a lot bigger, at least the one here is.  We were a bit disappointed because we thought they would have some other hobbies there, like remote control boats and airplanes.  They have a lot of home decorations there too and when we spotted this
it seemed just the thing for me.  It's even red, my favorite color. :-)

I was going to go out and about today but it is such a wet rainy day that I'm just going to stay home.  Not sure what I'm going to do.  First thing though is to eat some breakfast.  It's already just past 10 and I'm really hungry.

Enjoy your Monday.  Hope its sunny where you are.
Happyone :-)


  1. What is that giant white thing across the lake? Ohhh, that "Happy" sign is perfect for your house!

  2. Vee - it's a big canvas tent covering a section of cement. They hold summer concerts there, use it for events and even exercises classes meet there. I'll take a picture of it from the front tomorrow and post it.

  3. Perfect sign for you!!
    We do have sun here today. A nice cool, crisp day.
    Enjoy your day doing whatever makes you ... HAPPY. :)

  4. I also think the 'Happy' sign is perfect for you. You must have gotten the rain we were supposed to get over the weekend.

  5. We are having a sunny day today but sure need some rain. I had to go out and water some plants and need to run the sprinkler for the yard. We have Hobby Lobby and I love their specials. There's almost always something for 50% off.

  6. Overcast here all day; some sprinkles happening now. My yard appreciates them. High today: 55 degrees.
    We're not supposed to envy, but I'd like to have a Hobby Lobby or a Michael's or a JoAnne's nearby. I could go to them if I wanted to drive over an hour to HL or two hours to M or J. We had a JoAnne's in my county, but it moved out a couple of years ago.
    The price I pay, I suppose, for living in Rurality. (Ordering on-line just isn't the same as browsing and touching and experiencing immediate buying satisfaction.)Enjoy!

  7. How do you get on holding the umbrella over the distance you walk? Do your arms get tired? I suppose it's a good workout for arms, tho!

  8. Linda - The umbrella is BIG and I have to hold it with two hands if it is windy. YES, my arms to get tired after a while!! :-)


Hello my friend.
Thanks for stopping by.
I'm hoping you will leave a comment.
Thanks. : )

My Recipe Blog